Thursday, July 12, 2012

Beach Waves in 5 minutes or less

Well, as many of you know, I'm lazy. But then again, we all are. And, if you have pin straight hair like me, it could get really annoying to curl it. I remember when I was younger no matter how much I permed my hair, it would still come out not curled at all, and curling irons back then didn't do that great of a job as it does today. Awhile ago, I used to curl my hair with straightening irons and that worked out okay. Except I didn't enjoy those times where I had to pull my hair using the iron to get that curling effect especially now that my hair is at waist length. So, I decided to purchase a new curling iron (40$ at winners retail at >100$) and gave it a go.

The straightener comes with 2 hair clips and a glove (so your hands don't get burnt)

This is how my hair looks when its pin straight.

First, start off with sectioning hair into 2 parts (left and right) and then at each side, part evenly from back and front making 4 even sections in total and then clip the front of the hair. 

I usually start off curling my hair from the back, so taking that entire section of hair, I wrap it around the barrel for exactly 60 seconds (count if you like) and then let loose. 

After curling both sections of one side of your hair, this is the result that you should get. 

Do the same for the other side. 

Finally, shake out your curls using your fingers and if you'd like, add hair spray to your curls for hold. 

End result. 
Note: for those of you whose hair cannot be easily curled, throughout the day, your curl will loosen and by the end of the day, your hair will be more wavy than curly at the bottom. For more of a wavy effect, instead of holding the section of your hair for 60 sections, try 30 seconds instead. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012 Lenses Review: EOS, Barbie Eye. Geo

 I'm finally back, yet with another post. I know I have been away for a few months (3?) to be exact, mostly to catch up on my school work, and just in general taking a break from blogging. I am lagging behind with my Youtube videos mostly because in general, I found my videos to be a bit in low quality, as I only have a webcam. So, until I can step up my game with the quality of video recording, I won't be doing them anytime soon.

 I haven't bought any new cosmetics in a long time, because I realized that my makeup has been stacking up with countless eye shadows, blushes, lip glosses, etc. As much as I like to use them all, I only have one set of eyes, 1 set of cheeks, and one mouth. More importantly though, I realized that not every single colour is very flattering on me, and recently, I have been using only one palette which is Lavshuca BE-1 to do my every day makeup, because I found the colours in that palette suits me the most without me putting much effort in my everyday makeup.

I have though, recently been on the search for new pairs of coloured contact lenses, and this time, with prescription. I have seen many bloggers getting their contact lenses from, so I decided to give them a try. I went on their site and found that they gave out free shipping with orders over $60 US! plus free contact cases and gifts(more gifts, the more pairs you order) ,great!, so I decided to order 3 pairs.

I received my order around 2 weeks from the date that I placed my order which is quite reasonable as I live in Canada, and I realize that the order is coming from Malaysia. They also include a tracking number so you know exactly where your package is.

I was so excited to received my package!

I received the package in a big envelop and they bubble wrapped everything, which was well done.

I unwrapped my stuff and saw that I received 3 lense cases plus some gifts :Osmei soothing eye patch, a compact mirror, lashes, and a dariya hair fastener (used to place your hair out of the way while doing makeup). They even included a thank-you note!
Below are the lenses that I purchased: 
Note:I have been wearing every single pair of lenses for a week now.

Brand: EOS
Style: Adult Gray
Review: These lenses are super comfortable. Aside from the fact that they don't look natural, they're absolutely gorgeous. Though if you have dark brown eyes like me, they look more like violet than gray. Also,  these lenses don't look that great by itself if you're not wearing make-up

Brand: Japan Barbie Eye
Style: Eye Ring Brown
Review: Again, these lenses were comfortable as well, and I was able to go through 10 hours with them on without drying my eyes. These lenses tend to give my eyes the anime eyes effect and the brown matches my eyes perfectly. From afar, its not obvious that you are wearing lenses. however, up close, you are able to the swirls, If you're looking for a semi-natural lenses and have dark brown eyes like me, then I would definitely recommend them. 

Brand: Geo 
Style: Brown Circle Lense
Review: These are by far the most natural looking lenses. Unfortunately, compared to both of these above, they are the most uncomfortable lenses. I wore them for 2 hours and had to take them out and they made my eyes go red. I find that with Geo lenses, some of them might be "defects". I used to only wear Geo lenses but I must admit, some of them are SUPER uncomfortable and they were unwearable.